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Local authorities and electricity: territories, actors and issues within the local public service in France; Les collectivites locales et l'electricite. Territoires, acteurs et enjeux autour du service public local de l'electricite en france

Abstract

In France, the role of local authorities in the organization of the electricity supply system is largely unknown mainly due to the size of the state-owned utility Electricite de France (EDF). Local authorities and their groupings played a major role in the electrification of the national territory and have kept important prerogatives as conceding authorities of this service of general interest. These groupings also became the tools of the soft power of local actors. The geopolitical analysis of the relationships between local municipalities and electric power stakeholders shows the diversity of actors and opinions. Stuck between market liberalization issues and decentralization to local authorities, these groupings tend to reinforce their competencies. Furthermore, decentralization goes along with a reinforcement of the political involvement in local energy policy and with conflicts on the adequate territorial scale for theses policies. (author)
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 2005
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
FRNC-TH-6510
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: These Geographie - (mention Geopolitique)
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; COMPETITION; COOPERATIVES; DEREGULATION; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE; MARKET; NATIONAL ENERGY PLANS; RURAL AREAS; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
OSTI ID:
20736706
Research Organizations:
Paris-8 Univ. Vicennes Saint Denis, 75 (France); Institut Francais de Geopolitique, 75 - Paris (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR0601369046862
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
538 pages
Announcement Date:
Jun 16, 2006

Citation Formats

Bouvier, G. Local authorities and electricity: territories, actors and issues within the local public service in France; Les collectivites locales et l'electricite. Territoires, acteurs et enjeux autour du service public local de l'electricite en france. France: N. p., 2005. Web.
Bouvier, G. Local authorities and electricity: territories, actors and issues within the local public service in France; Les collectivites locales et l'electricite. Territoires, acteurs et enjeux autour du service public local de l'electricite en france. France.
Bouvier, G. 2005. "Local authorities and electricity: territories, actors and issues within the local public service in France; Les collectivites locales et l'electricite. Territoires, acteurs et enjeux autour du service public local de l'electricite en france." France.
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title = {Local authorities and electricity: territories, actors and issues within the local public service in France; Les collectivites locales et l'electricite. Territoires, acteurs et enjeux autour du service public local de l'electricite en france}
author = {Bouvier, G}
abstractNote = {In France, the role of local authorities in the organization of the electricity supply system is largely unknown mainly due to the size of the state-owned utility Electricite de France (EDF). Local authorities and their groupings played a major role in the electrification of the national territory and have kept important prerogatives as conceding authorities of this service of general interest. These groupings also became the tools of the soft power of local actors. The geopolitical analysis of the relationships between local municipalities and electric power stakeholders shows the diversity of actors and opinions. Stuck between market liberalization issues and decentralization to local authorities, these groupings tend to reinforce their competencies. Furthermore, decentralization goes along with a reinforcement of the political involvement in local energy policy and with conflicts on the adequate territorial scale for theses policies. (author)}
place = {France}
year = {2005}
month = {Jun}
}